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Custom Made-to-Measure Dresses
We advise placing your order as soon as you have found the one with us, especially if you’d like it custom-made. Our current turnaround time is five (5) months for custom.

Ready to Ship Standard Size Dresses
Standard-sized gowns can be purchased and shipped in 4 weeks.

Rush Orders- Made-to-measure

  • Regular rush ships in 4 months
  • Mega rush ships in 2 1/2 months
  • Ultra rush ships in 1 1/2 months

See the details of our wedding dress rush options

ONLINE PURCHASES: Ordering a standard size:

  1. Place your order selecting the standard size of your choice
  2. We receive your order
  3. We verify your order and size
  4. Your dress is ready to ship in 1-month

ONLINE PURCHASES: Ordering a made-to-measure size:

  1. Place your order selecting custom size
  2. We receive your order
  3. We verify your order and request measurements
  4. We review your measurements
  5. Confirm it all, and your dress goes in to production
  6. Month 4, D&L reach out to you for updated measurements
  7. We finalize your dress
  8. Your dress is ready to ship in 5 months

 IN-STORE PURCHASES:

Brides purchasing in one of our shops have the option to purchase either a standard or made-to-measure dress. The turnaround is 1 month for standard, and 5 months for made-to-measure.

Refer to our In-Store process here.

 

This is the Dreamers & Lovers sizing chart. This chart is helpful when:

It is usual for wedding dress sizes to be different than the sizing of off-the-rack clothing you usually wear. The numbers on the tag are less important than the fit. The FIT matters.

If you are ordering a standard-sized dress and fall between two sizes, we recommend ordering the larger size. This is especially true when ordering a fitted dress. If you need help figuring this out, call us at 424-448-2161 or email us at [email protected]

If you are ordering your made-to-measure wedding dress, this size chart is irrelevant because we will make it to fit YOUR body measurements.

Dreamers & Lovers Standard Size Chart

  2: Bust: 31″ | Waist: 24″ | Hip: 34″
  4: Bust: 32″ | Waist: 25″ | Hip: 35″
  6: Bust: 34″ | Waist: 27″ | Hip: 37″
  8: Bust: 36″ | Waist: 29″ | Hip: 39″
10: Bust: 38″ | Waist: 31″ | Hip: 41″
12: Bust: 40″ | Waist: 33″ | Hip: 43″
14: Bust: 43″ | Waist: 36″ | Hip: 46″
16: Bust: 46″ | Waist” 39″ | Hip: 49″
18: Bust: 48″ | Waist: 41″ | Hip: 51″

 

Where are your dresses made?
Every Dreamers & Lovers dress is proudly designed, cut, and sewn in our California design studio.

Do I need a bra for my dress?
All of our backless dresses have bra cups sewn in, so a bra is not required. Woohoo!

What if I lose/gain weight?
Not to worry. Please provide us with your updated measurements a month before your dress ships. We will make any changes to your dress before sending your made-to-measure dress out to you.

Do you offer customizations/tweaks?
We offer minor tweaks to our dresses, such as changes in sleeves and train length. Unfortunately, we only provide complete custom designs, as we have a demanding workload with our designs.

Is the dress see-through?
No, our dresses are all lined. We use the nude color on some samples; that is the color. The dress is not sheer.

What is made-to-measure?
Dreamers & Lovers is obsessed with FIT. When you order a made-to-measure dress, we use about 15 of your unique measurement to craft the dress to fit your body. Your dress is custom-made for you, made to fit you from scratch. The dress is created specifically for you from beginning to end.

What is the standard size?
A standard-sized dress is made to our standard sizing on our chart. If your measurements align with a size 8, you would order a size 8.

Is the price of made-to-measure and standard-size the same?
Yes, it is. Made-to-measure is complimentary but has longer turnaround times. The difference is in the turnaround times.

Why choose Dreamers & Lovers to make my wedding dress?
Since 2012, we have been creating unique and comfortable dresses. As a bonus, we make complimentary made-to-measure dresses so you feel confident and YOU on your special day.

Can you send me a sample to try on?
Sure thing, more than 50% of our brides are finding us and buying online after using our home try-on service. Home try-on is genius because we are a small company, and brides love it. You can try up to three dresses at home.

 

For custom made-to-measure gowns

Here are the ones we’ll need to create your dream dress:

– bust
– under-bust
– shoulder to apex
– shoulder to under-bust
– waist
– shoulder to waist (measured at front)
– bicep
– high hips
– low hips (measured over bum; at widest part)
– height
– length from high point of shoulder to floor ( measured at the front, following the curve of your bust)
– will you be wearing a heel?

Please see our sizing guide to see how these measurements should be taken.

If there is anything else we need to take into account; let us know. Example, super long arms, short torso.

Standard-sized Orders:

  • Ships in 1 month after receiving your order

Made-to-measure Orders:

  • Ships in 5 months after receiving your order

Rush Orders- Made-to-measure

  • Regular rush ships in 4 months
  • Mega rush ships in 2 1/2 months
  • Ultra rush ships in 1 1/2 months

 

Expected Shipping Date:

Once shipped, domestic orders usually arrive on your doorstep in 4-5 business days via UPS Ground. International orders usually arrive on your doorstep in 6-10 business days via FedEx.

Shipping Info:

D&L ships worldwide.

  • Domestic USPS Priority Shipping has a flat rate of $35.
  • International orders are shipped via FedEx Express with a flat rate of $75.

Return Info:

Our dresses, whether standard-sized or made-to-measure, are not made until we receive your order.  As a result, there are no refunds.

We do have an excellent home-try-on service which is an absolute convenience.

Shoes can be returned for a refund. To return an eligible item, send us an email at [email protected] Refunds will be issued less the original shipping costs in the same way you paid. All items must be unused and unworn.

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Select your dream dress, and choose purchase to add it to your cart.

The magic begins

We assign a master seamstress to create your dress, laboring to ensure every detail is flawless.

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Every dress is designed and sewn in our California studio, and we obsess over every detail.

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Made-to-Measure dresses ready in 5 months and standard sized in 1 month.

Need to know more?

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